Charlie Sheen to Star in Crackle Feature ‘Mad Families’

Charlie Sheen is returning to the small screen as the executive producer and star of the Crackle original movie “Mad Families,” which began production in Los Angeles last week.

Sheen was most recently seen in guest spots on the TV series “The Goldbergs” and “#Cybriety” in 2015. From 2012 to 2014, he starred in the FX Network sitcom “Anger Management,” but it was overshadowed by his contentious departure from his previous series, “Two and a Half Men,” and a series of personal scandals that inspired innumerable tabloid headlines.

Directed by Fred Wolf (“Drunk Parents,” “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser”) from a script by Wolf and David Spade, “Mad Families” focuses on three families — one Hispanic, one African American, one Caucasian — who find themselves sharing the same camping space on a Fourth of July holiday weekend. When none of them volunteer to vacate the site, they decide on a series of competitions to determine a winner.

Sheen worked with Wolf to develop his role as lovable man-child Charlie Jones after signing onto the project. He was represented by APA, which helped package the deal.

The project marks the second project for Crackle and Wolf following last year’s “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser,” which he co-wrote with star David Spade. A sequel to the 2001 theatrical release “Joe Dirt,” it racked up more than 2 million views in its first two and a half weeks on the ad-supported streaming platform. Wolf is also serving as producer on “Mad Families,” along with Anne Clements (“Start Up,” “Cleaners”).

“Mad Families” also stars, Leah Remini (“King of Queens,” “The Talk”) as Charlie’s step-mother, Cheyenne, along with Finesse Mitchell (“Roadies,” “Brother’s in Atlanta”), Juan Gabriel Pareja (“Goliath”), Charlotte McKinney (“Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser”), Naya Rivera (“Glee,” “Devious Maids”), Chris Mulkey (“Whiplash,” “CSI: Cyber”), Clint Howard (“Arrested Development,” “Key & Peele”), Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman, Barry Shabaka Henley (“Brother’s in Atlanta,” “Better Call Saul”), Lil Rel Howery (“The Carmichael Show”), Tiffany Haddish (“The Carmichael Show”), Efren Ramirez (“The Grinder,” “Eastbound and Down”) and Danny Mora (“Chop Shop,” “McFarland, USA”).

“Mad Families” will join a Crackle originals slate that also includes the series “The Art of More,” (returning for season two on Nov. 16), “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” starring Jerry Seinfeld, “Sports Jeopardy!,” “SuperMansion,” “StartUp,” which premiereed on Sept. 6, and an adaptation of the 2000 British heist film “Snatch” starring Rupert Grint that was greenlit last month.